Do you have a forgotten garden corner? Does your eye glide over it, because you’ve been meaning to sort it out for months? Or even years?
Maybe it’s turned into a dumping ground? Or just one or two large gloomy shrubs just sit there, adding nothing to the garden’s joy?
I have one of those garden corners. I no longer notice that there is a pile of old wood, an upturned table, a chicken wire incinerator, a pile of weeds, some upturned pots…you get the picture.
There was a pergola in this corner, almost completely concealed by an overgrown Kiftsgate rose and a mix of other climbers. However, due to a misunderstanding with a man with a chain saw, all the climbers were cut down. Find out how that happened here, if you want to be reminded of the importance of good communication in gardening.
Mr. Middlesize says he needs a storage area in the garden. So the bare terrace left after the pergola collapsed has been colonised by stuff. My garden designer friends point out that a cluttered, storage area should not be the first thing you see when you step onto the upper lawn. Our garden corner may be forgotten, but it is far from hidden.
The first step towards turning this into a delightful and useful part of the garden is to make a list of the options.
The top 10 options to transform a forgotten garden corner
I’ll go into the pros and cons of each further down the post.
- A garden shed
- A pergola or gazebo
- A seating area or table and chairs
- A fireplace
- A sculpture
- A flower border
- A tree
- A greenhouse
- A compost heap
- A wildlife corner
Put a shed in the corner
I’ve looked back over the pictures I’ve taken of gardens over the past seven years. If you have a small or middle-sized garden, then ‘shed’ is definitely the most popular option for a corner of the garden.
I would love a grand garden shed – or at least something creative and wonderful.
But as we already have a potting shed and a tool shed, I don’t need another shed. Nor can we afford to buy an unnecessary shed.
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